A New Era for Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems Research

Robotics, control, and automation are already intrinsic to many aspects of our lives—from medicine and movement, to data analysis, to understanding and emulating human behavior. To see how the future may be shaped by advances in the last two decades, read this curated article collection of expert reviews on such diverse topics as biomimicry in robotics, human-robot interaction, and feedback and sensing in robot development.

Last updated 05/2023

Robotics and Medicine

Medical Robotics: Opportunities in China

Yao Guo, Weidong Chen, Jie Zhao, and Guang-Zhong Yang, Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems

Autonomy in Surgical Robotics

Aleks Attanasio, Bruno Scaglioni, Elena De Momi, Paolo Fiorini, and Pietro Valdastri, Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems

Microrobots for Minimally Invasive Medicine

Bradley J. Nelson, Ioannis K. Kaliakatsos, and Jake J. Abbott, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering

Robotics for Surgery

Robert D. Howe and Yoky Matsuoka, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering

Robotics, Motor Learning, and Neurologic Recovery

David J. Reinkensmeyer, Jeremy L. Emken, and Steven C. Cramer, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering

Stroke Rehabilitation: Strategies to Enhance Motor Recovery

Michael W. O'Dell, Chi-Chang David Lin, and Victoria Harrison, Annual Review of Medicine

Magnetic Resonance-Compatible Robotic and Mechatronics Systems for Image-Guided Interventions and Rehabilitation: A Review Study

Nikolaos V. Tsekos, Azadeh Khanicheh, Eftychios Christoforou, and Constantinos Mavroidis, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering

Robotics and Movement

Dynamic Walking: Toward Agile and Efficient Bipedal Robots

Jenna Reher and Aaron D. Ames, Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems

Biological Soft Robotics

Adam W. Feinberg, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering

Insect Walking and Robotics

Fred Delcomyn, Annual Review of Entomology

Fish Locomotion: Recent Advances and New Directions

George V. Lauder, Annual Review of Marine Science

Biomimetic Survival Hydrodynamics and Flow Sensing

Michael S. Triantafyllou, Gabriel D. Weymouth, and Jianmin Miao, Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics

Robotics and Human Behavior

Safe Learning in Robotics: From Learning-Based Control to Safe Reinforcement Learning

Lukas Brunke, Melissa Greeff, Adam W. Hall, Zhaocong Yuan, Siqi Zhou, Jacopo Panerati, and Angela P. Schoellig, Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems

Interactions With Robots: The Truths We Reveal About Ourselves

Elizabeth Broadbent, Annual Review of Psychology

Planning and Decision-Making for Autonomous Vehicles - NEW! 

Wilko Schwarting, Javier Alonso-Mora, and Daniela Rus, Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems

A Robotic Window On the Human Mind - from Knowable Magazine 

Engineers aim to build machines that put people at ease. The effort reveals truths about ourselves.

Roles for Robots - from Knowable Magazine 

Robots are getting geared up for a variety of human health and social uses.

Robotics, Automation, and Business

Automation, Digitalization, and Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace: Implications for Political Behavior

Aina Gallego and Thomas Kurer, Annual Review of Political Science

How Technology Is Changing Work and Organizations

Wayne F. Cascio and Ramiro Montealegre, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior

The Impacts of Automation and High Frequency Trading on Market Quality

Robert Litzenberger, Jeff Castura, and Richard Gorelick, Annual Review of Financial Economics

Data processing, Feedback, and Adaptation in Robotics

Adaptive Microsensor Systems

Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna and Andreas Hierlemann, Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry

Synthesis for Robots: Guarantees and Feedback for Robot Behavior - NEW! 

Hadas Kress-Gazit, Morteza Lahijanian, and Vasumathi Raman, Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems

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